Communication (Email Policy)

All doctoral participants are required to access their official university email accounts on a frequent basis from admission to graduation. UTC adopts email as an official means of communication. Each participant is issued a university email account with an address on the utc.edu domain. This is the account used for University business and official University communications. Some communications may only be made by email; therefore, the University has the right to expect that university email communications will be received and read in a timely fashion. Faculty members expect that participants' university accounts are being accessed and faculty will use university email for their correspondence with groups  or individual participants accordingly. Participants can expect faculty to respond to inquiries within three business days, even if the response is just to inform the participant that the faculty member is working on the inquiry and will reply in greater detail soon.